CHICAGO — An abortionist recently stopped to say a prayer next to a poster providing an image of an aborted baby, claiming that God’s hand is upon her, while conversely, pro-lifers are prideful and unChrist-like.
The incident occurred outside of the Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton as the North American Forum on Family Planning was underway. Members of the Pro-Life Action League stood outside of the event holding signs, including a sign being held by Director Joe Scheidler that provided a photograph of a child known as “baby Malachi,” who was dismembered at 21 weeks gestation.
“My dear Heavenly Father, I’m grateful today to be here at this wonderful meeting,” the woman, wearing a Planned Parenthood sticker on her jacket, says as she approaches and stands next to the photograph. “And I wanted to express to You the gratitude and humility that I feel as an abortionist.”
“I can imagine no person who is in greater need of Christ-like love and excellent medical care than a woman who is faced with an untenable pregnancy,” she continues. “And I am grateful every day to feel Thy Spirit and Thy guiding hand in my work as I speak to women of all faiths and all creeds.”
The abortionist then asks that she not consider any mother as wrongful for seeking an abortion.
“I just want to pray to continue to have the humility to accept that I am incapable of knowing anyone else’s heart and mind, and my role as my human being is not to judge others, but to give them care and compassion when I can know nothing of their heart,” she prays, “and leave the judgment to You, to Thy divine wisdom and omnipotence, and just provide them the love of Christ that we all need and deserve.”
The woman continues by characterizing pro-lifers as prideful and hard-hearted.
“[I] ask for You to touch the hearts of those that in their pride fail to have compassion and truly live the example of Christ and love all,” she says, “and to reserve judgment and to humble themselves before Thee as the all-seeing and all-knowing and the magnanimous and loving being.”
“And I hope that you would soften their hearts and help them to see the cruelty and the damage that their actions lead to,” the abortionist continues, stating moments later that she is “furthering the work of the Lord.”
“I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen,” she concludes, and then walks away.
The Pro-Life Action League released a blog post about the matter on Friday, asking others to pray for the woman.
“She specifically tells the Lord that she is ‘incapable of judging anyone else’s heart and mind,’ and yet a few long-winded clauses later, she asks for God to ‘touch the hearts of those that in their pride fail to have compassion and truly live the example of Christ and to love all, and to reserve judgement and to humble themselves before Thee,'” writer Matt Yonke noted.
“I don’t feel I’m reaching too far to assume she means us, but how could she possibly know about our pride or lack of compassion or who we are and are not judging, when she admitted her fallibility in the heart-reading department a few paragraphs back?” he asked.
“From the content of her prayer, it’s clear that she has some knowledge of Jesus, and we all need to pray that whatever seed of faith she has will be nurtured and grow until she can see the injustice she is committing against her unborn brothers and sisters,” Yonke said.
The video of the incident may be viewed by clicking here.